Make a Gift

People come to Camp Bear Creek to escape the ordinary. Here, schedules and busyness are exchanged for wind whispering through the trees and stars dancing across the night sky. Streaming subscriptions are traded in for conversations around the campfire. Peace is found on a kayak out on the pond. Voices are lifted in worship at the chapel. This is a place of memories and friendship, of transformation and adventure. It’s far beyond ordinary – a place of sanctuary and inspiration.

Thousands of people come every year seeking rest, community, and rejuvenation within these wooded acres. From summer campers to retreat guests to school groups, it’s hard to deny the growth and life change that happen here every year. Your gift to Camp Bear Creek helps us continue to provide the very best facilities, experiences, and leadership so that everyone who comes here feels welcomed and inspired. 

Where can I direct my gift?

  • General Fund – Your gift will provide support to our program, staff training & development, facility upkeep, and insurance.
  • Scholarship Fund – Camp Bear Creek has a scholarship fund that will support a family wishing to send their child or children to camp. Your gift will help us serve more families in need.
  • Friend’s Club –Camp Bear Creek has an opportunity for individuals, couples, families, and organizations to support the camp through an annual giving club. This club allows us to improve and expand the Camp Bear Creek program and facilities.

What options are available to make a gift?

  • Make an online gift using a credit card.
  • Mail a check to the Camp Office at 9106 42nd Avenue, Wyoming, IA 52362.
  • Make a monthly contribution through an automatic deduction from your checking account. Fill out the linked form and email or mail it back to us.
  • Give through Amazon! You can check out our Amazon Wish List and choose items to purchase on behalf of the camp. Mail your items to the Camp Office at 9106 42nd Ave., Wyoming, IA 52362.
  • Camp Bear Creek has an account to receive gifts of stock. Camp’s policy is to liquidate the gift upon receipt.
  • Donate your car. You can turn your car into a tax deduction. Per IRS Publication 526, your vehicle donation to an IRS approved 501 © (3) charity falls into one of these categories: For vehicles sold for under $500, you can claim the fair market value up to $500.00 without any additional paperwork besides the receipt we provide at the time of the pickup. If the gross proceeds for the sale of your donated vehicle exceeds $500.00, your deduction will be limited to the actual sale price. Once your vehicle is sold, you will be notified and you will be able to download all IRS required paperwork.
  • Make a gift such as a bequest, charitable gift annuity, charitable lead or remainder trust, or other planned giving vehicles.

If you would like to discuss any of the above options, please contact Kevin Cullum, Executive Director, at the camp office at (563) 488-3893 or via email at

Camp Bear Creek is a 501 © (3) religious, non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.